Day 26–Inspired by a Pattern or Honeycomb Nails!

I have always been inspired by patterns in nature and bees and their honeycomb are nothing short of one of the more amazing patterns we can witness! I started off with a two coats of Sally Hansen XTremeWear – Mellow Yellow and then sponged on a gradient of Julep – Parker. To further mimic the feel of a golden honeycomb, I added one coat of China Glaze – 5 Golden Rings. I then hand drew the honeycomb structures with black acrylic paint. I WISH I’d had a stamp for honeycomb, but I did not so this is the result of intense concentration!

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Be sure to check out the other fabulous ladies who are also taking on the 31 Day Nail Challenge!

Naomi @ Bellezza

Traci @ drinkcitra

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  1. Looks really good, especially since you did it freehand!

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    1. Thank you! It was a lot of work , but the results were totally worth it!

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  2. Looks awesome! I wish I had your patience!!

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    1. Thank you! I didn't want to draw the honeycomb on the other hand either, but I took a deep breath and went for it!

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  3. very nicely done, and free hand as well? WOW.

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    1. Yes, free hand!! Crazy! Thank you!

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  4. Oh gosh, I don't know if I'd have the patience to do this. It looks so cool! Much better than a stamp ;)

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    1. I started on one nail and realized it would look so cool on all of them so off I went! Thank you, I'm glad all that work paid off!

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  5. Oh this looks amazing! Super awesome work :)

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    1. Thank you!! You have no idea how happy I was with the result!

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  6. I can't believe you did that free hand! It looks soooo good! I also love the yellow gradient underneath the pattern. You're so creative!

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    1. Aww, thanks Ashley! I'm just happy all the work paid off! I would have been so upset if I'd had to start over!

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  7. Whoa this is beautiful, Jayne! I love the look of honey combs!

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    1. Thank you Traci! I really loved the end result!

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  8. this is so awesome jayne...writing down on my list of nail art to try

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    1. Thank you Naomi! The lists of things to try keeps growing doesn't it?!

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  9. Your intense concentration paid off!! :)

    xx Veronica

    http://frowardfashion.blogspot.com

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    1. Haha, thanks Veronica! I don't even think I blinked while I was drawing the hexagons!

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  10. I absolutely love this, Jayne!! You did such an amazing job!
    Bless you for doing it without a stamp too, LOL.

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    1. LOL, I think I would have really appreciated a stamp when I started doing my right hand!

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  11. this is so lovely!! very nice colors and pattern - great job jayne!

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    1. Thank you Helen! I'm just happy the idea worked out in the end!

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  12. Jayne this is so amazing!! Your color combo is this is awesome!

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  13. Nice nails!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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    1. LOL, they are some of the nature's best creatures!

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  15. oh my gosh this is so awesome! I didn't realize it wasn't a stamp until you said so!

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    1. My hand was so cramped afterwards! And then I did my right hand too! It was madness!

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  16. Seriously, Jayne? You are getting SO awesome with your nail work!

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    1. Hahaha, thank you! It took soo much work, so I'm very happy you all like it!

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